Day trip

Heidelberg and Rhine Combination Tour from Frankfurt

Activity provider: ETS Touristik GmbH
Day trip

Heidelberg and Rhine Combination Tour from Frankfurt

Activity provider: ETS Touristik GmbH

From US$ 276.62 per person

Start off with romantic Heidelberg on this delightful tour combination. Afterwards continue to the Rhine River Valley - an area UNESCO counts to the World Heritate of Mankind.

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Duration 11.5 hours
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English, German


  • Take a day trip to Heidelberg & the Upper Middle Rhine Valley
  • Visit the picturesque city streets & Heidelberg Castle
  • Relax on the scenic river cruise from Kaub aboard a Rhine steamer
  • Admire the landscape of charming vineyards, villages & medieval castles
  • Sample delightful wine varieties at a local estate
Full description
Explore romantic Heidelberg and the Upper Middle Rhine Valley on a delightful combination of a city tour and river cruise. Admire some of Germany's most charming sights, from the medieval castles in one of the country's most beautiful cities to a ride on a classic steamer. Your day starts with a ride south from Frankfurt to the picturesque city on the river Neckar. Tour the famous Heidelberg Castle for a look at the long courtyard, the mighty terrace, and one of the largest wine barrels in the world, and then take a walk in the city's medieval town center to marvel at the Old Bridge, Karl's Gate, the Church of the Holy Spirit, and the House of the Knights, as well as the oldest university in Germany. Next, the tour takes you into the Upper Middle Rhine Valley, a UNESCO World Heritage Site thanks to its remarkable scenery and medieval structures. Admire the mighty castles, villages, and charming little vineyards, and then board a Rhine steamer for a voyage downriver from Kaub to the town of Assmannshausen. Once you're back ashore, stop to sample the local wine in a local tavern and enjoy a delicious dinner in a restaurant by the riverbank before the time comes for your return to Frankfurt.
  • Guided morning tour of Heidelberg
  • Guided afternoon tour to Upper Middle Rhine Valley
  • River cruise
  • Admission to Heidelberg Castle
  • Dinner
  • Wine tasting
  • Live tour commentary provided in English
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Beverages not listed in inclusions
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users

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Meeting point

Meet in front of the entrance of the Le Meridien Hotel. Your guide will be waiting there to bring you to the vehicle.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes

Know before you go

  • Check in is 15 minutes prior to the booked tour start time
  • At least 4 people are required for this activity to take place
  • This activity is not wheelchair accessible. If you have limited mobility, you should not take part
  • Tour consists of a combination of 2 tours. After Heidelberg, a morning tour bus returns to Frankfurt and continues to Rhine Valley
  • The activity operates in most weather conditions
  • You should wear comfortable shoes
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4 /5

based on 20 reviews

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We had a wonderful tour guide, Willi, who showed us all the history of Heidelberg Castle and the town. He was very knowledgeable and we didn't miss a thing. Willi also had a great sense of humor! The Rhine River Tour was good until the sun set and then it was harder to see the castles along the river but it was mid-October and the sun set earlier. But, overall a great tour!

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October 24, 2019

The tour of Heidelberg and Rhine was good with scenic drive and the cruise on river Rhine. The driver Mitchell and guide Peter tried their best. However, the dinner given at a restaurant Anker at the end of the cruise was of very poor quality.

July 31, 2022

Heidelberg pretty. "the Rhine from Frankfurt" disappointing

We went to Patricia in Heidelberg, although the tour was in English, she was making the comments in English and Spanish. Heidelberg beautiful but the tour falls short, it looks very fast. In regards to the Rhine part very disappointing. I do not recommend it as they put it, you lose a lot of time in the food, which for the price you pay does not reach € 5, and in the wine tasting? As for the route that is made by boat on the Rhine I can not assess it in conditions since it was raining and we did not enjoy the views in good conditions from inside the ship.

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October 18, 2019

Product ID: 212439